Internationally Acclaimed Security Expert to Speak at Saint Leo

February 02, 2005

Washington Times columnist, Fox TV and BBC contributor, author, and internationally known national security expert Dr. Harlan K. Ullman will lecture at Saint Leo University on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Selby Auditorium on the State of the Union and what needs to be done to make America safe and secure. Among his professional endeavors, Ullman is a senior advisor with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) International Program which is dedicated to developing national and international public policy. He provides world leaders with strategic insights and policy solutions to current and emerging global issues.

Ullman is an expert on national security, foreign policy, defense, economics and finance and the author of seven books. His most recent, "Finishing Business: Ten Steps to Defeating Global Terror," with a foreword by Newt Gingrich and an afterword by Wesley Clark, was published in October 2004, following his critically acclaimed "Unfinished Business: Defusing the Dangers that Threaten America's Security: Afghanistan, the Middle East and Beyond" published in 2002 that featured a foreword by Senator John McCain. The last two years of his Washington Times' column "Owls and Eagles" will be published as a book in the summer of 2005. Ullman is the inventor of "Shock and Awe" a military strategy later partially adopted by the Pentagon.

Ullman, a 1963 honors graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, spent 20 years in the Navy in combat, operational and senior staff assignments. He received his master's degree in law and diplomacy and doctorate from the Fletcher School, was the youngest officer to serve as professor of strategy at the National War College and is a distinguished visiting scholar at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Ullman is also a senior fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses. He completed more than 150 combat missions and patrols in Vietnam as skipper of a swift boat and later commanded a destroyer in the Persian Gulf. After leaving military service, Ullman joined CSIS as a senior fellow and director of the Political-Military and Strategy Programs. Currently, Ullman chairs the Killowen Group and Ozonelink, Inc., and sits on the board of directors for one of Wall Street's oldest mutual funds.